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Camenia'ta, Joannes (*)Iwa/nnhs *Kamenia/ta), cubuclesius, or bearer of the crosier, to the archbishop of Thessalonica, was an eye-witness of the capture of that town by the Arabs in A. D. 904 A. H. 189. Leo, a Syrian renegade, who held a command under the Arabs, made a descent in that year near Thessalonica, with a fleet of fifty-four ships chiefly manned with negro slaves, surprised, took, and plundered the town, then the second in the Greek empire, and sailed off with a great number of captives. Among these were Cameniata and several of his family, who would have been put to death by the Arabs, had not Cameniata saved his and their lives by shewing the victors a spot where the inhabitants had buried part of their riches. The Arabs, however, did not restore him to liberty, but carried him to Tarsus in Cilicia for the purpose of exchanging him for Arab prisoners who had been taken by the Greeks. Works At Tarsus, Cameniata wrote a description of the capture of Thessalonica, entit
Eudo'cia 6. EUDOCIA, third wife of Leo the Philosopher, son of Basil the Macedonian and of Eudocia. (No. 3.) She died in childbirth soon after, and the child died also. She was the daughter, or of the race of Opsicius. Of the date of her marriage and death we have no account. It was probably near the beginning of the tenth century; at any rate before A. D. 904. (Zonaras, Annales, vol. iii. p. 143, ed. Basil, 1567; Cedrenus, Compendium, p. 492, ed. Basil, 1566.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Sy'meon METAPHRASTES (search)
Chronog. s. Annales. De Leone Basilii Fil. 100.21. Comp. Theophan. Continuat. lib. vi. De Leone Basilii Fil. 100.26), we may fix in the twenty-third year of the reign of Leo VI., A. D. 908. Allatius fixes the date, we believe erroneously, in A.D. 902. This, however, was not the first occasion in which Symeon appears as a prominent person : he was apparently the Symeon, Proto-a-secretis, who negotiated an exchange of prisoners with Leo the renegade, who commanded the Saracen fleet, which in A. D. 904 took Thessalonica (Theoph. Continuat. 100.21; Symeon. 100.14; Cameniata de Exscidio Thessalonicensi, 100.62, 63; Zonaras, Annal. lib. 16. c.14; Cedren. Compend. p. 600, ed. Paris, vol. ii. p. 263, ed. Bonn.) According to Cedrenus, Symeon received the dignity of Proto-a-secretis as a reward for his service in this business, having previously held a subordinate office. It was when serving under Himerius, in A. D. 908, that Symeon first engaged in composing the lives of the Saints ; and he pl